April 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber calls for award nominations

The Moorpark Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Community Awards Luncheon on May 16.  Residents are invited to nominate outstanding members of the community who have gone above and beyond for the city.  The luncheon w More...

Health & Wellness

How to get rid of that pain in your neck

COMMENTARY /// Chronic pain

Someone you consider to be a pain in the neck may be hard to handle, but a literal pain in the neck can be even worse. Chronic neck pain can make it difficult— or even impossible—to work, to rest and simply to enjoy life. More...

Schools

College journalists snag 11 state awards

They came, they saw and they conquered. Moorpark College journalism students earned awards in six competitions at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state conference held in Sacramento March 30 through April 1. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

TAKE HER HOME—Peanut is a Chihuahua, about 7 years old. She is friendly and great with people and other dogs. Peanut requires a special diet to control her weight. To adopt Peanut, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

CLU’s Interfaith Allies encourage dialogue and acceptance

Club talks religion, politics, social issues

When Simi Valley resident Mehak Sachdev first stepped onto the Cal Lutheran University campus as a freshman in 2013, she didn’t think she’d fit in, simply because of her faith.   More...

Jews for Jesus program at church

Moorpark Presbyterian Church will host a presentation given by Jews for Jesus at 7 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

FRI., APRIL 21 Simi Valley Senior Citizens Club 10 a.m. at Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Gift card raffle, coffee, cake, bingo and Easter hat contest. Contact: June-Marie. Phone: 805.587. 9258. More...

Editorials

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

EDITORIAL

In the Moorpark Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For the record

There was an error in the April 14 edition. The photograph of the band Leo Mynor on page 10 was incorrectly attributed. The photographer was Jules Hooper.   More...

Retirement package entices 35 teachers

Bonus deal to help MUSD save money

Come June, Moorpark Unified will say goodbye to 35 educators who have chosen to take advantage of a special early-retirement incentive at the end of the school year.  More...

County reports reduction in homeless population

Census shows 9 percent decline

A county program that helps struggling renters avoid eviction may have helped contribute to a more than 9 percent decrease in the region’s homeless population, the lowest number since officials first started counting people living on the street More...

Community

Lost lunch money case remains ongoing

Though there are no new developments in the case regarding allegations that workers at Moorpark High School stole cash from its food services department, police say they’re still working to put the pieces together.  “The case is stil More...

Field of Valor event to honor veterans

Rotarians to display 200 U.S. flags in park

The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club will honor the men and women who have served the United States military by hosting the city’s inaugural Field of Valor event on Memorial Day. More...

Sitting too long in the office? Get up and move to stay healthy

Tied to their desks, millions of U.S. workers sit for hours, often through their lunch breaks, only to go home at night and sit several hours more at screens playing video games or watching TV. More...

Sports

Glad to have you back

BOYS’ TENNIS /// Moorpark Musketeers Brian Burr quit tennis after last year; now, he’s returned to Moorpark lineup

Brian Burr wasn’t having fun playing tennis anymore. Moorpark High’s boys’ tennis standout was fed up after the Musketeers went winless in league action last season. More...

Police Blotter

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

April 9  An 18-year-old woman was arrested at Los Angeles and Moorpark avenues for stealing a car, driving under the influence of drugs, possessing drugs and evading a police officer. More...

Family

Dad conquers his fear of flying when son travels east

Family Man

Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid! More...

On The Town

You’ll die laughing at classic black comedy

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

At a key point in Joseph Kesselring’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” confused lover Elaine Harper tells her exasperated beau Mortimer Brewster, “If you think you’re going to get out of this by pretending you’re insane, yo More...

Letters

Teachers should not have to teach to the test

Very few things are as important to living a productive and enjoyable life as education. How individuals receive and value their education makes all the difference. More...

No one wants gas tax, but Irwin voted for it

As of 2016, Caltrans had an annual budget of $17 billion. That’s a lot of money. Surely enough money to ensure that the roads and highways of the great state of California are well maintained. More...